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William M. Brish Library - Hagerstown Community College: Community Users

Community Users

Library Use by Non-HCC Users

Board of Trustees Policy No.: 7050
Board Approved: June 20, 2006
  1. HCC students, faculty, and staff members are the primary audience for services from the Brish Library. This group is to receive priority over all other users of the library.
  2. Maryland residents are to receive off-campus borrower status upon request. Off-campus borrower status may be granted to members of the public who are not Maryland residents. Members of the public who are teaching at other colleges in the region are requested to rely on those institutions for library and instructional support.
  3. A non-refundable annual fee will be charged to out-of-state residents to obtain borrowing privileges. This fee will be approved annually by the Board of Trustees as part of the Student and Community Fee Schedule.
  4. HCC alumni living outside Maryland will receive a library card good for one year following their graduation. Thereafter, a reduced fee will be applied upon renewal. This fee will be approved annually by the Board of Trustees as part of the Student and Community Fee Schedule. Alumni enrolled in other educational institutions are encouraged to rely primarily upon those institutions’ libraries to meet their educational needs.

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Members of the public may

Members of the public are NOT permitted to:
  • Access electronic library resources from off campus
  • Check out Work-From-Home laptops or hotspots
  • Make use of HCC 24/7 chat services
  • Receive tutoring or lengthy reference assistance from HCC staff
  • Reserve study rooms
  • Use Interlibrary Loan services

For these services, please consult your local public library or the academic library at the institution where you are enrolled as a student.

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Special Hours & Closures
Campus Closed: 
  • May 27

  • June 19

  • July 4 & 5

Regular Library Hours

M-Th 8 am - 6 pm
Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm
CLOSED weekends

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